THE UNCOMPLETED RAILWAY
(Pjbb Priss Association.) i WuLiKoroir, June 8, > Government are engaged In considering 5 what shall 8* dons with the Incomplete railway lines. In one or two instances 5 oontrsets will be let for platelayiog as far j as the formation extends, but the dim--1 oulty with most is that only a very large 9 expenditure will take them to a paying t point. Of euoh are tbe Oreymonth . Hokltik* »nd Oxford-Botoraa lines. On j the former the Teremnkau bridge is apprOßohlug completion, bnt £40,000 or s £50,000 would be wanted to enable trains b to run. The latter at present ends In a i district whence no road leads to Botorua, and it U to be d oided whether it is expedient to expend a sum auffiolent to take it » to a point fourteen miles from tbe lake, ,t whenoe oommonioatlon can be kept up by p t6ad. This would entble travellers to reaoh a Rotor oa from Auckland In one day. $ 3he Manawatu Gorge Una is turning out \ much more expensive than was anticipated. | c In oonsequened of the ias^oure nature of a tbe rook a considerable stretoh of ooncrete , walling bae had to be buLt, and another t tunnel undertaken. The Miniater of c Public Works anticipates that deepitn 0 these drawbacks trains will ran there by a Jnly or August next year. The uaB employed at work between Woodville and c the Gorge have been dismissed, and work on the section let m small contracts. The opening of the Hoe will necessitate an outlay of some thousands m station p buildings and sidings at Pal mere ton North. ssfsssßsawaaasswßSSßsasswßsaiawssßaßsssawgsssßSssi
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